Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hot, dry north wind, typically accompanied by dust:‘there'll be a brickfielder in from the north in four or five hours’
- ‘Another brickfielder sandblasts the tent.’
- ‘When caught by a brickfielder in Sydney, I gladly fled by train to the orange groves.’
- ‘The brickfielder has even insinuated itself between the leaves of his books.’
- ‘He was told a “brickfielder” was brewing.’
- ‘There had suddenly sprung up a "Brickfielder", that dreaded wind, which may be considered one of the worst plagues of Sydney.’
Early 19th century: from the name of Brickfield Hill, the site (now part of central Sydney) of a former brickworks, associated with dust.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.